... It came as the Bulldogs revealed they would be fielding their own stand-alone VFL side in 2014.
"The establishment of a stand-alone VFL side has been a clear strategic objective for the club and it is very pleasing this will become a reality," chief executive Simon Garlick said.
The VFL side will play matches at the club's Whitten Oval headquarters.
The Dogs' VFL affiliate, Williamstown, will also revert to stand-alone status.